Your Questions of Teachers—AnsweredMy seventh-grader is very bright with an IQ of 148. Fortunately, he has been in a full-time gifted program in both elementary and middle school. He will get all A's in a subject like math and then get an occasional D or even an F. When I ask him about this, his reply is always: "Don't worry about it," said with preadolescent overtones....more»
News You Can UseWant to send your son to a football camp—with an NFL player? Sign up for the Indy's Child E-newsletter at www.IndysChild.com on the right-hand side of the screen and we will be running a contest where two entries will be selected to send one child to summer camp with Dwight Freeney....more»
Arts and Enrichment
Unique Sports Expand Horizons for All AgesThe opportunities available to our kids are amazing. When I was growing up, sports were pretty much limited to football, basketball, track, golf and swimming, along with a few others. Today, it seems, kids can get physical in just about any sport of choice....more»
Local Students and Organizations—Champions of Giving"In giving, we receive." "It's better to give than to receive." You've heard both before, but I would like to extol organizations that have programs that encourage children and families to give back to their communities....more»
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An Inside Look at Effective Parent-Teen CommunicationIn today's parent-teen relationships, there are plenty of pitfalls. In particular, effective communication seems to be a problem. Conveying a thought aloud becomes difficult when a teen says one thing and a parent hears another. So how can parents and teens stay afloat in a sea of ambiguity? Foremost, the answer is openness on both sides....more»
Five Eco-Encouraging Reads for Earth DayGoing green is as much about saving, recycling, reusing, refusing and being thrifty as it is about doing your own gardening and composting. But gardening isn't always cheap, so that's why Master Gardener, Rhonda Massingham Hart, has put together 400 quick tips to help you grow beautiful and bountiful plants to keep the kids busy and your bellies full—without breaking the bank....more»
A Message for Parents and Caregivers on Unintentional SuffocationMost recent data for Indiana, for a three-year period, reflects 60.8 percent of infant deaths under one year of age were attributed to unintentional suffocation....more»
Prevention Now Can Save Lives LaterOne blistering sunburn does more than just hurt your young child in the short term. It more than doubles your child's chances of developing melanoma skin cancer later in life....more»
Diligence Now Means Security LaterCaring for a child with special needs takes special planning. All too often, we put off the task of planning because it can be overwhelming. This article will outline some of the necessary steps you, with the assistance of a special needs financial planner and qualified attorney, need to take in order to plan appropriately and will identify some of the pitfalls in the planning process....more»
Energy Vampires—Be Gone!I have been a mom for over ten years now. Like anything, once you have been doing something for a while, you figure out tricks that help you to be more effective, happy and like the overall process. Let's be honest, motherhood is a process, too! Motherhood is not just a journey of raising our children, it is a process of constantly evolving and growing ourselves while enveloped in the chaos of what we call motherhood....more»
11 Galleries, Loads of FunAs parents, we know that when our children are having fun learning they don't even realize what they are doing is educational. At The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, we embrace this idea and extend it not only to children but also to the entire family.
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New Experiences Bring History to You at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History CenterLet's face it, sometimes getting kids to share our appreciation of history can be a bit like persuading them to eat their vegetables—we know each veggie is unique, good for you and can be pretty tasty. It's just getting through the first response of, "Eeewwwwwwwwww!"